2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

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Whew! I can't believe we're only three days (well, two after today) from finishing another poem-a-day challenge. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving week (who celebrates Thanksgiving anyway). Click here to see how unaccording to plan mine went.

For today's prompt, take the phrase "(blank) Story," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new word or phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Example titles include: "West Side Story," "Toy Story," "Neverending Story"--oh wait! Those are all already taken. However, you could go with "East Side Story," "Toy Store Story," and "Eventually Has an End Story." Or something else. Have fun poeming your story.

Here's my attempt:

"Back Story"

They're in love now, but he used to attend
college in Michigan, and she stumbled
through dancing school. His band, Tripping Penguins,
won the citywide Battle of the Bands
competition. She used to consume meat.
They both had other lovers who told them
secrets. They both fell for other people.
But then, a quick word and unexpected
clasping of hands pushed the past all away,
making them books to reveal whenever
there's a quiet lull in their own story.

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